Sunday, May 18, 2014

Distress Glitter - CCC Challenge #2

Greetings Fellow Crafters,

I hope everyone had a great weekend, they just seem to go by so quickly.  Here is the latest challenge from Tim Holtz's latest book, Studio L3.
Of course, no matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to get Graycie to stop photobombing me lol!  Below I'm gonna give a bit of the "behind the scenes" process.  As always, I'm not gonna give an exact step by step instruction, you should check out Tim's book for that!

First off, I had to get me some of the Distress Glitter.  As some of you may be aware, I love me all things glittery, so I had to decide which colors I wanted to start with.  I chose grunge pieces and glittered them up.
Next I stamped and image using a set by Paper Artsy, then added glitter wings behind her, and used my Wink Of Stella pen to add a bit more pizzazz.  I also colored her skin in with copic markers.  I wasn't too concerned about going outside the lines, because I knew I was going to cut her out.
Next I created the background using Distress Paints, a stencil and the foam from the Ink Blending Tool.  I decided to use the foam because applying the paint directly to the stencil and paper made the paint seem under the stencil hence making the image muddy.
Since I had the stencils out, I made another background just for the heck of it.  With this one I used molding paste and glitter from Art Institute.  I just used a couple of stencils, applied the paste with a palette knife, applied the glitter while the paste was still wet and washed my stencils immediately.
Then I applied the Distress Paint, with water in order for the paints to blend.  I'm quite happy with the results and I'm gonna use this one for some upcoming project...
So here is the final project using the Distress Glitter.  The stamping was done with Archival Ink, since the background now had a coating.  I again used the Wink of Stella glitter pen for a bit of added punch!

I hope you all have a great week, and happy crafting!


  1. LOVE!!! The girl, the glittery wings, the dots, all wonderful! Thank you so much for playing along with us on the glittery challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. Hi Jodie! Graycie wants to be famous! :) Your card is so pretty. I love that PaperArtsy stamp of the vintage girl. Love the added wings to her. :) Your stenciled background is so pretty and provides the perfect backdrop for your glittery butterflies and wings. Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. Your card is beautiful. Love all the mixed media, the colour glitter you used and the background.
    P.S. I have a kitten that photobombs my craft pics too. ;)

  4. What a soft, lovely palette you've used with subtle additions of the Distress Glitter. And I love that Gracie gets involved too. Sweet!

  5. Love this, girl! Love Wendy's sentiment and the thoughtul girl together. Pretty application of glitter!